Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas – Self Drive

Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas offers a scenic tour over the picturesque Atherton Tablelands.

To begin your adventure, start your day early and meet the Hot Air Balloon team at Mareeba Heritage Centre. This site is easy to find and has access to good parking.

Next, at approximately 6:30 am, the Hot Air Ballooning team will meet with you.

Then, experience the fresh morning air with a perfect lift. During the hot air balloon flight, share the fun and unique feeling of floating and taking in the spectacular views.

While floating along, take in the vast blue skies and picturesque landscape.

Moreover, keep an eye out for local animals and attractions during your flight.

Following the flight, enjoy the perfect touchdown, followed by Hot Air Balloon pack-up games.

After landing, unwind with a juice or glass of bubbly and share good stories of what you saw.

Finally, spend some time exploring this stunning destination. It has lots of great natural attractions. Discover more of the Atherton Tablelands on our sister site

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  • Hot Air Balloon ride
  • With Commemorative Certificate


5 am (approx)

Start driving from Port Douglas to the Mareeba Heritage Centre.

6.30 am

Next, experience the fun and unique sensation of a balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands. Then enjoy the sunrise and the picturesque landscape with 40 minutes minimum flying time.

Breathe in the wide-open spaces!

Australia’s largest fleet of balloons. With fun and highly trained crew to maximise the enjoyment of your morning.

7.50 am

Return and landing, with pack-up games and lots of laughs.

9 am / 9.30 am

This balloon tour finishes approximately the time at 9:15 am. This tour finish times vary with the change of seasons.


  • Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Commemorative Certificate
  • Pre-flight health shot beverage
  • Glass of juice or sparkling wine on landing
  • Pre-flight health shot beverage
  • Digital photo package

What to bring

  • A Hot Air Ballooning ticket and also your camera is a must!
  • Please wear flat, covered in shoes.
  • Dress casual for the outdoors with layers.
  • We recommend wearing coloured clothing.
  • Don’t forget your peak hat, sunglasses and also a bottle of water.
  • Money for any extras.

How to get there

Drive from Port Douglas

Mareeba Heritage Centre
Mareeba Heritage Centre

First, drive to the Mareeba Heritage Station on the southern side of Mareeba.

This drive from Port Douglas will take approximately one hour and twenty minutes along Mount Molloy Road.


Important Information

  • Passengers with, for instance, weight, mobility or pregnancy queries should phone us before booking online.
  • All itinerary times are an INDICATION only, subject to seasonal change.
  • This tour is a self-drive from Port Douglas.

Tour Features

1 Spence StreetCairnsQueensland, 4870
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